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Black Press: The voice of Black America

The June unemployment rate was down to 6.1 percent. Yet, for the vast majority of more than 45 million Black Americans, the persistent unemployment rate in our communities is still way too high. It was 10.7 percent in June, down ...

It is time for us to go back to the basics

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the historical impact of young people who were willing to risk their lives to register Black people to vote in Mississippi. As a result ...

Them Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown song: “Hoes ain’t loyal.” Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t ...

Getting out the Black vote

Monday night at the African American Museum, Community Conversation presented by The Dallas Examiner, took the format of a workshop on “How To Get the Black Vote Out.”

Exercising Power

This week marks the 50th anniversary of passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – a moment that impacted every corner of America. Yet, many Americans do not know the history of the passage of this legislation that significantly ...

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.

Time to put our vote where are our mouth is

I watched very closely as the results of the Dallas ISD school board race came in. Congratulations to Trustee Miguel Solis in District 8 and to Trustee Joyce Foreman, who won the runoff for District 6. In this district, Trustee ...

The Black Press – The voice of Black America

Amidst last week’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon, I was reminded repeatedly that Black Americans have had a long, storied tradition of newspaper publishing. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal in ...

They get it: Ikea and the Gap fill the wage gap

President Obama would like the national minimum wage to rise to $10.10 an hour. By executive order, he has already raised the minimum wage for federal contractors. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has threatened to sue Obama for his use ...

Cultivating the Black vote, GOP’s ‘reverse Southern Strategy’

Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect. My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome.

Blacks have not recovered from the recovery

Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly than expected. They’ve reduced their estimate for economic growth and say that it will take ...

The Black community need more conservatives/racists

A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF accepted $25 million, one of the largest donations in UNCF history, from Koch Industries and the ...

The Survey of Texas Black-owned Businesses

It should be understood that without the commitment of University of Texas President William Powers there would be no Survey of Texas Black-owned Businesses.

Big D on the big stage – spotlighting Dallas

The past two weeks have given the city of Dallas an appearance on the big stage. This past week, we were the host to the New Cities Summit. This is an international event which brings innovative thinkers from around the ...

The Dallas community has spoken

The Joint Runoff Election for Dallas County was June 21. Among those elections were: Duncanville for mayor and District 4 Councilmember, Farmers Branch for mayor and District 2 Councilmember, Seagoville Place 5 Councilmember, and Dallas ISD District 6 member of ...